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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 04:24 #1

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Thanks to the continuing support of Urban & Civic, we have been provided with not one but two new facilities on at Alconbury.

The core archive collections will be moving into Building 534, built in the late 1980s as the Arts and Crafts Center, and we will have an office and display space in Building 519, the 1980s Base Operations Facility. 519 will also initially house the digital collections.

Work is underway to get Building 534 tidied up inside and out before we can start moving things across.

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We will require the assistance of ARG volunteers with a number of tasks prior to and during the move, so if you can help out please get in touch.

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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 04:28 #2

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Ongoing floor cleaning, and the newly-donated A0 scanner.

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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 14:57 #3

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Since these pics were taken, lighting has been installed.
You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 16:49 #4

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Paul B,

Apart from muscle power, could you identify if there are any special skills/tools etc you need from volunteers?

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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 18:15 #5

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It should be pointed out that for insurance reasons only fully paid up members of ARG can volunteer I'm afraid.

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Archive Relocation Update 29 Jul 2016 20:59 #6

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PJH wrote: Paul B,

Apart from muscle power, could you identify if there are any special skills/tools etc you need from volunteers?

Thanks,

Pete


At this moment in time, we need to lift some carpet from Building 56 and relay it (glued down) in three rooms in 534.
The interior walls also need repainting before we can start moving the cabinets over.
Anyone who can assist in refitting a suspended ceiling grid would be of use too.
Outside, there's plenty of basic gardening to be done; weeds killed and pulled, paths cleared, etc.
Anyone with a petrol strimmer and/or mover would be of great assistance.
Paul Bellamy
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Archive Relocation Update 01 Aug 2016 19:40 #7

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This is good news!

How waterproof is the ceiling and the roof?

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Archive Relocation Update 01 Aug 2016 20:22 #8

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Roof is in good condition and leak-free.
Any visible water staining on the walls and suspended ceiling tiles is a result of historic ingress through open/broken windows which then caused damp air conditions inside for a while.
Hygrometer monitoring shows a steady climate some 10-20% lower than external conditions.
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Archive Relocation Update 03 Aug 2016 20:25 #9

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Power and lighting are now operational in the new building.

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Archive Relocation Update 03 Aug 2016 20:32 #10

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When did you take these? They certainly were not working around 12.30.
You can tell a builder from an archaeologist by the size of his trowel. Mine is a small one!

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